Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1985-04-08
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
possible reDAE/reSHN of previous shn set; via redbeard to abgd
- 2004-03-31 12:11:16
- Philadelphia, PA
- possible reDAE/reSHN of <a href="http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=358" rel="nofollow">previous</a> shn set
- The Spectrum
Subject: HEAR THE MUSIC?
Subject: Ears wide shut
If others say the show was "on", try to "listen" why...
This is one helluva band doing what they do best...jamming in arenas that substitute for garages. The ENERGY of this event (crowd feeding band/ band feeding crowd) is what makes this such a memorable show.
The technical aspects of the music/Jerry's voice, etc. will always questioned by the critical who do not listen for the moment.
Subject: Just a thought
Maybe people give out 5 stars for shows just because they miss what we had so good for so long....I'd say, its safe to bet that all of us would enjoy hearing Jerry's tired voice right now.....I sure would...
However, I am thankful that the rest of the boys are still are still around playing and doing what the love most...
I hate to say it, but some deadheads are spoiled...its been 50 years not every show can be a jewel..this one is definitely a diamond in the rough ;)
faith..hope...and love to all
Subject: honestly there are much better shows
It's just sad after hearing a show like this, to see all these rave reviews about how the band was "ON" and how Revolution was a "masterpiece". Wow, it honestly was a mess.
While the show certainly has moments (mostly in set 1), it's just dragging itself the rest of the way, sloppy, and with Garcia gasping for air.
Anyone uninitiated, reading these delusional reviews, then listening for him/herself will just have more fodder to claim that the GD are a joke and that the fans are clueless. Neither is true, though these reviews would lead you to think otherwise.
The band has put out a slew of wonderful shows and there are so many better ones than this (and better ones from this tour, too). This show may be worth hearing for some, but why do we keep claiming rave reviews for moments of total wreck? Emperor's New Clothes Syndrome perhaps?
Subject: good show,good sound
Subject: Sid Weiss
Subject: sound quality is not good
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